Andhra Pradesh opposition leader and TDP President Chandrababu Naidu today alleged that the opening of liquor shops in the state was worsening the novel coronavirus situation.
He said that the gathering of crowds at the wine shops had increased the coronavirus positive cases in the state.
He also alleged that the "sub-standard" brands being sold by the state government were damaging the health of the state.
He made these remarks while addressing the politburo meeting of the party in the state capital.
He also said that the state government authorities had failed to implement the home and hospital quarantine properly in the state. Although the state was divided into different zones, the officials were failing to implement the rules properly, he claimed.
He also said that the state government had destroyed all the systems developed by the TDP government in the past. Power bills had gone up by four times in the state, and the farmers of the state were also not receiving the minimum support price for their produce, he claimed.
Naidu however expressed his happiness over the announcement of a Rs 20 lakh economic stimulus package by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also cautioned the state and central governments that any failure in the containment of the coronavirus would have a devastating effect on the state and the country.
The TDP boss also said that his party was making efforts to mentally prepare the people of the state to live with the coronavirus.